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Like Anya17, an estimated 800,000 young women and children are deceived and trafficked into the EU every year to fuel the growing sex trade. Repeatedly gang raped and beaten, the girls can be forced to work for 16 hours, having sex with up to 30 men a day. It's happening every day… on your doorstep, so get involved!
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The Story Behind Anya17

Based on extensive research with Caseworkers and experts from ten supporting Charities, Anya17 is a highly dramatic interpretation of the lives of four young women Trafficked from Eastern Europe and sold into sexual slavery.

Amidst a maelstrom of deception, secrecy, betrayal, violence and apparent hopelessness, Anya17 explores the minds and motivations of this diverse group of young women, their families, their lovers and their captors.

In a collision of East and West values, and where human beings are treated as mere commodities to be bought and sold, Anya must find an ultimate inner strength and use all of her resources to survive in hope of redemption. The only alternative is a spiral of despair to death.

As the drama escalates inescapably towards its dramatic finale, perhaps death is indeed the only way out.

Whilst to relate more would undoubtedly spoil the storyline, we can reveal that the number '17' does not in fact refer to Anya's age.

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